Parents & Families

We are family here.
You are part of the Pride.

Piedmont University values parents and families and considers you part of the Lion Pride. You play an essential role in the success of your student and strengthen Piedmont as an institution. We are ready to work together with you to ensure your student’s success.

Piedmont parents and families may sign up for the Family Engagement (FeLine) Newsletter, which features news from around campus. We also encourage parents and families to participate in the Piedmont University Family Council, an organization that offers volunteer opportunities and gives voice to your concerns and ideas.

For more information, contact Terrie Ellerbee, tellerbee@piedmont.edu or 706-778-8500, ext. 2859.

Why choose Piedmont?

Piedmont has the safest campus in Georgia.
Niche.com rates Piedmont University the No. 1 safest campus in Georgia. Nearly three-quarters of our student population lives on campus.

At Piedmont, 96 percent of students receive financial aid.
Accepted students who enroll receive award letters so you know upfront how to budget. You will find that Piedmont is competitive with the largest public universities in Georgia.

Piedmont feels like coming home.
Our alumni say Piedmont felt like home to them. Piedmont’s beautiful campus is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Northeast Georgia.

Piedmont degrees lead to job opportunities.
Our professors have real-world experience and the right professional relationships to ensure job opportunities after college. Case in point: Piedmont is No. 1 in teacher placements in Georgia

Piedmont will challenge your student.
Did you know Piedmont has ties to Harvard and Yale? Forty-five percent of our incoming 2021 class were in the top 2 academic tiers, with an average GPA of 3.54 and ACT score of 22.9, which places them ahead of 64 percent of their peers academically.

Other Links

Academic Calendar
The Academic Calendar is a great resource for dates related to registration, academic advisement, final exams, graduation, and holidays.

Northeast Georgia
Surrounded by the natural beauty of Northeast Georgia, our Demorest campus is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our Athens campus is in the Normaltown neighborhood near downtown’s trendy shops, late-night hangouts, and eateries to suit every taste. 

Family Council member Honey Magee, Alumni Board Past-President Lisa Black, Family Council members Jennifer Williams, Lynn Thomas, and Monya Smith, with Chase Krokosky.

Piedmont University Parents & Families Facebook Group
We have avenues for parents and families to talk to each other as well as to the institution. One great resource is our parents and families Facebook group—created just for you.

See your student’s achievements on Merit
You can go to Piedmont’s Merit page, type in your student’s name, and see all of his or her achievements! If you don’t see your student at first, try typing in just the last name.

Here at Piedmont University, we offer an education that is personal in its approach, passionate in its application, and practical in its impact. That’s the Piedmont Promise!

Contact Us

Terrie Ellerbee
Specialist, Admissions and Parent Communications
706-778-8500 x2859